Bundesliga wrap: Bayern holds off Leverkusen, BVB leaves basement

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Borussia Dortmund used home field as an advantage to pull itself out of the Bundesliga basement, while Bayern Munich continued its winning ways and several teams kept Germany’s top-flight a high-scoring league on Friday and Saturday.

USMNT fans will have to wait until Sunday to see if Julian Green and/or Timmy Chandler can star, though two other American internationals were involved in our first showdown of the the wrap.

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Let’s get to the matches:

Borsource: APussia Dortmund 1-0 Hoffenheim
Ilkay Gundogan’s 17th minute goal lifted BVB off the bottom of the Bundesliga, as Dortmund leapt five places up the table with Friday’s much-needed home win against Hoffenheim. It was Gundogan’s first goal of the season in just his fifth appearance.

Bayern Munich 1-0 Bayer Leverkusen
Franck Ribery’s 51st minute goal gave Bayern the edge after a first-half found the visitors making a play for the points.

Borussia Monchengladbach 3-2 Hertha Berlin
A thriller at Borussia Park saw two American internationals on opposite ends of the pitch. Fabian Johnson came on as an 86th minute sub for the hosts, who led 3-1 at that point on goals from Tony Jantschke, Raffael and Thorgan Hazard. John Anthony Brooks was on the field for 90 minutes, but that also means he was on for a trio of goals.

Elsewhere
Stuttgart 0-4 Schalke — Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting nets hat trick including 1st minute goal.
FC Koln 1-2 Augsburg — Visitors erase early deficit to move into a surprising third.
Paderborn 1-1 Freiburg — Elias Kachunga saves a point for Freiburg at the death.
Hannover 1-3 Wolfsburg — Visitors with a five-point cushion on third place, 7 back of Bayern.
Hamburger SV vs. Mainz — 930am ET Sunday
Eintracht Frankfurt vs. Werder Bremen — 1130am ET Sunday

STANDINGS

Team GP W D L GF GA GD Home Away PTS
Bayern Munich 14 11 3 0 33 3 30 8-0-0 3-3-0 36
VfL Wolfsburg 14 9 2 3 28 13 15 6-1-0 3-1-3 29
FC Augsburg 14 8 0 6 20 14 6 5-0-1 3-0-5 24
Bayer Leverkusen 14 6 5 3 25 18 7 4-3-0 2-2-3 23
FC Schalke 04 14 7 2 5 25 18 7 5-2-0 2-0-5 23
Mönchen 14 6 5 3 19 12 7 4-3-1 2-2-2 23
1899 Hoffenheim 14 5 5 4 21 22 -1 4-2-1 1-3-3 20
Hannover 96 14 6 1 7 14 21 -7 4-0-3 2-1-4 19
Eintracht Frankfurt 13 5 3 5 22 24 -2 3-1-3 2-2-2 18
SC Paderborn 14 4 5 5 19 23 -4 3-4-1 1-1-4 17
FSV Mainz 05 13 3 7 3 16 18 -2 2-3-1 1-4-2 16
1. FC Köln 14 4 3 7 14 20 -6 1-2-4 3-1-3 15
Borussia Dortmund 14 4 2 8 15 21 -6 3-1-3 1-1-5 14
Hertha BSC Berlin 14 4 2 8 19 26 -7 3-1-3 1-1-5 14
SC Freiburg 14 2 7 5 15 21 -6 1-3-2 1-4-3 13
Werder Bremen 13 3 4 6 18 26 -8 2-2-2 1-2-4 13
Hamburger SV 13 3 3 7 7 17 -10 2-2-2 1-1-5 12
VfB Stuttgart 14 3 3 8 18 31 -13 1-1-5 2-2-3 12